Perfect Peace

Emily van Rijn

This is a verse I've been thinking on today.

It is a promise with conditions. What a promise! To be kept in perfect peace.

The conditions are to keep our minds on God and to trust in Him.

It's not natural to keep our minds on God. It comes more natural to have our mind on our problems and everything that's going on around us. It can seem a bother to make an effort to spend time with God through His Word and prayer. It can seem unnecessary to make the effort to meditate on verses.  And yet we do ourselves a BIG favor when we do! 

There is a verse in Psalms that comes back to me every now and again. It is "Return unto thy rest, O my soul;…" Psalm 116:7 It reminds me to stay close to God, because that is where our peace and rest is found. We also need to trust God. He's got everything under control. Nothing is too hard for Him. He is good and faithful.


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